A rural mountain village will be among the miniature delights at Ayr Model Railway Show this month.

The event takes place at the town’s Citadel over the weekend of September 15 and 16.

Ayr Model Railway Group will be exhibiting their award-winning miniature version of Blair Atholl, created by father and son duo Ian and Callum McCreadie.

Ian said: “Model making is a fantastic and satisfying hobby for all ages. With so many different specialisms from joinery to electronics, landscape artistry and painting, being part of a local club means that everyone can work on what they feel most confident in whilst learning tips and tricks from other members

“Sadly, in the UK, the hobby of railway modelling is perceived by many as a bit of an oddity often associated with anorak wearing old chaps with notebooks and packed lunches usually found at the ends of station platforms. As such many people would never consider visiting a model railway show. However to the contrary, Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, the world’s largest model railway, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who, regardless of age, all come to marvel at the miniature”

The show is on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £4 for children and £12 for a family of four.